17th of August, 1988
Here are some facts about this particular date:
What Day: The 17th of August, 1988, fell on a Wednesday.
On this exact date:
President of Pakistan Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash Share Decade: 1980s.
29 years, 5 months and 5 days have passed since the 17th of August, 1988.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of
Day 230 of
1988. Leap Year: 1988 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Leo.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1988 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
Native American Zodiac: The 17th of August, 1988 falls under the Salmon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
Age: Anyone born on the 17th of August, 1988, will be 29 years of age.
American Format: 08-17-1988 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1988-08-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19880817" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 587775600.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of August, 1988:
United States: Roll With It - Steve Winwood
United Kingdom: The Only Way Is Up - Yazz Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "
Young Guns" was at the top of the box office on this date. News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 17th of August, 1988.
Between the 22nd of September, 1980, and the 20th of August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
Straight Outta Compton
West Coast Gangsta Rap is beginning to take off after NWA release their album "Straight Outta Compton" on the 8th of August, 1988.
Weather information for the 17th of August, 1988:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.2 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 77.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 25.22 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.29cm.
London, England: Temperature: 19.61 degrees Celsius. US President
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 17th of August, 1988. Conception Dates
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 17th of August, 1988 was probably conceived around the
8th of November, 1987. (Rough Estimate). The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of August, 1988 is the
27th of May, 1989. (Rough Estimate). Around This Time...
Things that happened during this general period of time...
25th of July, 1988: American child actress Judith Barsi is shot and killed by her father. Judith was best-known for voicing the character Ducky in The Land Before Time.
29th of July, 1988: The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988) is released in movie theaters.
8th of August, 1988: NWA release their album Straight Outta Compton.
11th of August, 1988: Al-Qaeda is formed by Osama bin Laden.
12th of August, 1988: The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) is released in cinemas.
28th of August, 1988: Ramstein Air Show Disaster: 75 people are killed at an air show in Germany when three Italian jets collide. On This Date
Historical events that have occurred on the 17th of August:
17th of August, 1950: Hill 303 massacre: 41 American Prisoners of War are shot to death by the North Korean Army.
17th of August, 1969: Hurricane Camille kills 256 in the United States.
17th of August, 1987: Prominent Nazi politican Rudolf Hess commits suicide at the age of 93.
17th of August, 1991: Strathfield Massacre: Taxi driver Wade Frankum shoots and kills seven people in Sydney, Australia.
17th of August, 1998: US President Bill Clinton admits that he had an "improper physical relationship" with Monica Lewinsky.
17th of August, 1999: 17,000 people are killed by an earthquake in Izmit, Turkey.
17th of August, 2000: Al Gore is nominated as the Democrat candidate for President of the United States.
17th of August, 2008: Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games.
17th of August, 1979: Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) is released.
17th of August, 2007: The comedy movie Superbad (2007) is released in cinemas.
17th of August, 2016: Gamescom takes place in Cologne, Germany. Television
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
The Wonder Years - A TV show that was set in the late sixties.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Animated series about a team of four teenage turtles.
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean?Luc Picard.
Full House - Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.
21 Jump Street - TV series starring Johnny Depp.
Married... with Children - Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
Matlock - Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
ALF - About an alien called ALF.
The Equalizer - About a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.
The Golden Girls - Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida. Computer Games
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Final Fantasy - The first game in the Final Fantasy series.
Mega Man - A platform game that was developed by Capcom.
Street Fighter - The first game in the Street Fighter series. Celebrity Birthdays
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of August:
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 17th of August, 1988. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of August, 1988.
10,747 days have passed since this date.
928,544,400 seconds have passed since the 17th of August, 1988.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,083,301,800 times.
Since the 17th of August, 1988, earth has travelled approximately 479,128,910,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 154,757,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 79,854,818 steps. That's about 35,491 miles!
Since this date, 11,142,533 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Wednesday" in other languages is:
Portuguese: Quarta-feira. Random Dates
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